Employment Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

TAs pay approximately $11,500 annually and we prioritize graduate students for these positions—Masters students have two years of priority for placement; Doctoral students have four years of priority placement. The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Positions available

  • Cultural Studies 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • English 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Creative Writing 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Interdisciplinary Performance 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Visual Arts 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Art History 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Media Studies 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Spanish and World Literatures 100 & 200 Level Courses

GTA duties include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Managing discussion periods
  • Teaching tutorials and/or lectures under supervision of faculty
  • Invigilation duties
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Estimated hours of work per term: 192

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered full-time student in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Salary:

  • GTA I – $35.41 per hour
  • GTA II – $34.11 per hour

Application deadline: April 30, 2022

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Graduate Marker

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered full-time in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Positions available:

  • There are no positions at this time

Markers are paid $17.32 per hour.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Attending lectures
  • Marking exams, tests or assignments which require only objective marking
  • Provide feedback to students as needed during a weekly office hour

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time. 

The apply for marker positions, applicants are required to submit cover letter, statement of relevant experience and unofficial transcript as one pdf document.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Undergraduate TAs are paid $17.07 per hour. To be eligible for a UTA position, students must be registered in a bachelor degree and enrolled full-time studies (minimum 24 credits) at UBCO. Preference is given to students who are majoring in an FCCS program.

UTA duties may include the following:

  • Assist and supervise students during writing labs
  • Assist with marking quizzes
  • Attend selected class sessions
  • Attend meetings with the instructor
  • Invigilation duties during in-class and final exams
  • Assist students using Canvas
  • Meet with students during weekly office hours
  • Communicate with students through email
  • Assist with photocopying exams and other instructional materials, and in the preparation of study materials
  • Engage in professional development activities
  • Estimated hours of work: maximum 12 hours per week depending on workload.

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess the necessary educational qualifications
  • Preference is given to students who have a major in an FCCS program

Positions available:

  • We are not accepting applications at this time.

Salary:

  • $17.82 per hour

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time


Undergraduate Marker

Undergraduate Markers are paid $16.52 per hour. To be eligible for a Marker position, students must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan and posses the necessary educational qualifications.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Helping facilitate discussions
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Assisting with the online learning environment.
  • Communicate with students through email.
  • ** MUST have basic knowledge the Internet, Word, Power Point, PDF documents, Canvas, etc.

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time. 

The apply for marker positions, applicants are required to submit cover letter, statement of relevant experience and unofficial transcript as one pdf document to: fccs.ubco@ubc.ca.

Graduate Research Assistantships

RAs are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts. As a paid research assistant, graduate students assist their supervisor or other researchers in conducting high-level research, which often contributes to the student’s thesis or dissertation. RAs are not guaranteed because they follow the financial cycles of the supervisor’s external grants and contracts. There are no current positions posted.

Current Positions

Dr. Kyong Yoon is looking to recruit a new MA or PhD student in Digital Arts & Humanities who will contribute to trans-Pacific digital platform studies as a PRC Fellow, which is a graduate research assistant position. The PRC Fellow, funded through the University of British Columbia Okanagan Principal’s Research Chair (PRC) program, will pursue their own research project under the supervision of Professor Kyong Yoon while working as a team member to develop research infrastructure for studies of trans-Pacific digital media and culture.

Eligibility: A highly motivated applicant who is interested in critical media studies and wishes to pursue research on (a) trans-Pacific digital media culture with particular reference to East Asian digital media and (b) analysis of digital cultural phenomena and content through digital humanities and/or cultural studies methods.

Criteria

  • A solid academic record of (a) critical media studies and (b) East Asian culture and language
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team

Period: September 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.

NOTE: While the position is initially for one academic year, the 2023 awardee may be eligible to apply for the following academic year’s PRC Fellow position depending on the budgetary circumstances of the PRC program.

Value: CAD 15,000 (to be paid in monthly instalments; expected hours are approximately 12 hrs per week). The applicant is also encouraged to apply for additional funding available via the university and the graduate program.

Inquiries & How to apply

  • Please submit a letter of intent (250-500 words only) that describes how you are qualified for the position based on the eligibility and criteria indicated above to Professor Kyong Yoon (kyong.yoon@ubc.ca) by December 15, 2022. Please include “PRC Fellow Intent” in your email subject line.
  • For this PRC Fellow position, the applicant should be admitted to UBC Okanagan’s Digital Arts & Humanities Graduate Program.
  • Applications are open until January 15.

We invite applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in critical approaches to literary audio, creative and critical remediations, performance, media archaeology, book history and print culture, digital humanities, and/or the archive informed by feminism, queer theory, etc. The successful postdoctoral fellow will join the AMP Lab at UBC Okanagan, where the SpokenWeb SoundBox collection is housed, and will work under the co-supervision of Dr. Karis Shearer and Dr. Emily Christina Murphy, with support from the SpokenWeb UBCO research team. Within the AMP Lab, the postdoc fellow will have access to such equipment and resources as: an Atiz book scanner, a lino-press, a lightbox display, video conferencing screen, legacy media technology (reel-to-reel decks, cassette players), computing hardware and software, and collaborative meeting space.

Eligibility Requirements:

  •     Must have completed their PhD in the past 5 years (no earlier than April 30, 2018) or have their PhD completed no later than April 30, 2023.
  •     Must not have completed their PhD at the host institution, UBC’s Okanagan campus (Vancouver campus applicants are eligible).

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit the following to Lacia Vogel, (lacia.vogel@ubc.ca) Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies.

  •     CV
  •     Letter of Intent (1-3 pages)
    • Should describe the applicant’s individual research project, professional goals, relevant experience, and contributions they foresee making to the collaborative SpokenWeb project at UBC Okanagan.
  •     2 reference letters sent to the attention of Karis Shearer and Emily Murphy with subject line “REFERENCE SpokenWeb Postdoc Fellowship” care of:

Questions regarding the position can be direct to Karis Shearer (karis.shearer@ubc.ca).

Deadline to apply: January 10, 2023

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